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In a rare reversal of censorship, Chinese tech company Tencent has restored the original ending of the 1999 cult film “Fight Club.” The sudden turnaround comes after intense backlash from Chinese netizens who were familiar with the movie’s plot and significant negative publicity about the change in international media. But of course, they cut out the nudity, keeping in line with censorship norms in Asia. Last month Tencent Video streamed a censored version of he movie that replaced the original ending with a message saying disaster was avoided and — surprise, surprise — the police had saved the day. Read […]

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This is an extremely rare occasion. The Chinese don't kowtow to the international audiences. Surely they're trying to send a political message that China is a free society and is still open to the world. During the Olympics. After the puppet interview with Peng Shuai. It's just another shade of propaganda. Either way, the average Chinese consumer wins. But I have to wonder how the subtitles read in Chinese...

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5 minutes ago, TravellingThaiGerrr said:

This is an extremely rare occasion. The Chinese don't kowtow to the international audiences. Surely they're trying to send a political message that China is a free society and is still open to the world. During the Olympics. After the puppet interview with Peng Shuai. It's just another shade of propaganda. Either way, the average Chinese consumer wins. But I have to wonder how the subtitles read in Chinese...

Like all dubbed films someone will talk on screen for 10 minutes and then the subtitle will come up with one word like "OK".

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